Entries by Stichting FAN

Nijmegen is Bustling

Annually, in the 3rd week of July, Nijmegen changes into a Metropolis. Nijmegen is a bustling city during the Four Days Marches (the Walk of the World) and the 7 days music and festivities in the city of Nijmegen (Vierdaagsefeesten, the Party of the Year). Over 41,000 walkers completed the 103rd edition of the Marches. 1,600,000 […]

Anja Adriaans interviews Irish bestseller author John Boyne.

Americanist Anja Adriaans, President of FAN, performed in a diferent role on Monday, April, 8th.  At the invitation of Dekker v.d. Vegt booksellers in Nijmegen, she interviewed Irish novelist John Boyne, exclusively for the Netherlands, on the occasion of the Dutch translation of  his book ‘A ladder to the Sky’ by Meulenhoffboekerij. It was a […]

In Memoriam Leon van Halder (1955-2019)

Leon van Halder, member of the Honorary Committee of the FAN Friendship Albany-Nijmegen foundation has passed away. He was highly respected, and as a person Leon was friendly and accessible. He believed that the historic bond of friendship between Albany and Nijmegen is still relevant and valuable, and he was interested in possible connections between the urban […]

Veterans 82nd Airborne in the Netherlands

The 1414th Sunset March of Saturday, September, 1 has been a very special one. The daily remembrance march in honor of the 48 killed American soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division is usually run by some former soldiers. Now hundreds of interested parties were standing on the bridge to applaud the two special participants. Unusual, because the Sunset March is normally sober and subdued. The […]